Wisconsin Technology Council: The war hits home: How conflict in Ukraine affects trade in Europe, U.S. and Wisconsin

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MADISON, Wis. – Three former U.S. ambassadors from Wisconsin will headline a free, virtual luncheon Wednesday April 20 on the effects of the war in Ukraine on trade and the overall economy.

The webinar is part of the WisBusiness.com-Wisconsin Technology Council’s Trade Policy Initiative, which organizes four events per year on trade and the Wisconsin economy.

Taking part in the noon Central Time webinar will be: Richard Graber, who was ambassador to the Czech Republic from 2006 to 2009; Mark Green, who was ambassador to Tanzania from 2007 to 2009 and former administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development; and Tom Loftus, who was ambassador to Norway from 1993 to 1998 and later served as a special advisor to the head of the World Health Organization.

From exports of wheat and nickel, and from supplies of oil and neon, the war in Ukraine has already disrupted supply chains leading directly to the European Union. The effects on the United States and Wisconsin are hitting home, as well, and this bipartisan panel will discuss what they see on the horizon.

Tech Council President Tom Still will moderate; Jeff Mayers of WisBusiness.com will host.

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“We’re excited to hear from three former U.S. ambassadors who all remain active in organizations that touch on world affairs and the economy,” Still said.

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